Editorial: Pairs: Pairs6S-copy

foreclosure, economy, predatory, lending, mortgage, paperwork, finance, money, home, house, fraud, living room, African American

Shakeela A. Muhammad, 56, fell victim to mortgage fraud that nearly resulted in the loss of her home. She has lived in her home in Chicago's Gage Park neighborhood since 1985. Stacks of documents are only half of the paperwork that has resulted from two years of tackling the issue.